Karen Middleton
is The Saturday Paper’s chief political correspondent.

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News November 27, 2021

What the religious discrimination bill is really about

The Morrison government’s religious discrimination bill is being rushed into parliament ahead of the election, although it fails to clarify key aspects of discrimination, including the treatment of queer school students.

News November 20, 2021

Afghanistan once more a terrorism threat

Key military and diplomatic figures have admitted that Afghanistan could again become a hub for terrorist activity.

News November 20, 2021

Election map: the seats where it will be won

As the Coalition and Labor assess which seats they may win or lose at the election, character is becoming the central plank of the campaign.

News November 13, 2021

Australia to allow visas for trapped Afghans to expire

Australia will let emergency visas expire for those still in Afghanistan, as it emerges the US was consulted on evacuation a month before Kabul’s ‘unexpected’ fall.

News November 06, 2021

The two stories of the Glasgow climate summit

Just like its pavilion at the Glasgow climate summit, Australia is awkwardly wedged between the two realities emerging at COP26.

News November 06, 2021

Inside Scott Morrison’s election strategy

As Scott Morrison moves to an election footing, he is basing his strategy around trust – hoping to relate it to economics rather than honesty.

News October 30, 2021

How it happened: the Nats and net zero

The Coalition’s commitment to net zero does not come with new laws, but the nature of the agreement embeds the target in at least two pieces of legislation.

News October 23, 2021

Three interpreters killed in Afghanistan

The Australian government’s emergency 449 visas are set to expire, as another ex-ADF interpreter has been reported dead.

News October 23, 2021

Coalition attempts to wedge Labor on immigration

As Christian Porter is protected in the house of representatives, details have emerged of Alex Hawke’s attempt to wedge Labor on immigration.

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